Leslie M. WagnerSenior Principal Ginovus
Leslie Wagner is a Senior Principal with Ginovus, a globally recognized provider of location modeling, site selection and economic development incentive procurement & management services. Leslie is a member of the firm’s leadership team and leads corporate clients through location analysis, site selection and incentive procurement and management services.
Leslie’s work includes managing new facility development, expansion, consolidation, and relocation of Fortune 500, life sciences, manufacturing, distribution, and information technology clients. Leslie has successfully closed transactions resulting in over $1.3 billion in capital investment and over 13,500 new jobs. Her expertise in negotiating and coordinating initiatives with economic development organizations, while synchronizing activities with government agencies provides a significant advantage to Ginovus clients throughout North America.
Geographic Areas Served:
- United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico
Industries or Specialties:
- Data centers,
- Back office,
- Life sciences, IT,
- Early stage companies
Areas of Expertise:
Leslie’s areas of expertise include helping clients from a location modeling and site selection perspective evaluate the best location opportunities for new facility development, expansion and consolidation of business operations.
Leslie is a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national economic development events, and has authored many articles in publications across the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining Ginovus, Leslie served in the administration for Governor Mitch Daniels within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Her primary responsibilities were to attract new business, expand existing businesses and develop an outreach program to build relationships with site selectors. Leslie’s career began in commercial real estate, working with primarily institutional owners to enhance asset value. She is also a Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame inductee.
Notable Past Clients:
- Casey’s General Stores Inc.
- Endress + Hauser
- FedEx Supply Chain, Inc.
- Home Point Financial Corporation
- Ingram Micro – Cloud Blue
- IRIS, USA
- Knowledge Services
- Unites States Cold Storage
- XPO Logistics
- A., Business Administration, Franklin College
- Graduate, The Economic Development Institute, International Economic Development Council, University of Oklahoma
Leslie has been married to her husband Mark for 32 years and they enjoy being empty nesters now that their two daughters are grown and successful. Her favorite activities outside of work include being outdoors, traveling and enjoying friends and family.
Working hard and establishing meaningful client relationships has always been important to me. Membership within the SSG indicates that I have been successful in doing so! My goal is to continue to learn, and pass along knowledge to others.
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